A fascinator is a headpiece, a style of millinery. The word originally referred to a fine, lacy head covering akin to a shawl and made from wool or lace, but mostly feathers. In the modern usage, it refers to a woman's alternative to hat for formal attire; it is usually a large hair decoration on a band or clip with elaborate trimmings and decoration like a formal hat and it can incorporate a base to make it a miniature hat.
Fascinators are pretty popular in England. From the days of Queen Elizabeth I to Henry the 8th to the current Queen Elizabeth II, they are a BIG business. So it was no surprise that fascinators were all over the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show being dedicated to England and it's history.
They had an area where you could make your own fabulous fascinator, fashionable floral wristlet, or magic wand.
Here is a lovely photo of Peg with her fascinator she made at the flower show
Here are some great examples of Fabulous Fascinators from the flower show:
So, are you a fan of the fascinator ? If so, what kind do you like to wear? It really makes you feel rather chic I think when you are adorned with one, don't you think ?
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